Vjetrenica, Zavala
(4.1/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Vjetrenica is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most important caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range, which is famous worldwide for its karstic and speleological riches. It is located in the Popovo field in Ravno, West Herzegovina in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.GeographyPopovo Polje and cave locationVjetrenica is located in Popovo Polje, which is itself located in a southernmost regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, West Herzegovina, near the Adriatic coast. Its entrance is near the village of Zavala, in west - south-western corner of polje. In the warmer parts of the year a strong blast of cold air blows from its entrance, which is very attractive in the middle of the rocky, hot and waterless terrain.Popovo Polje is one of the largest polje (karstic plain) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world, famous for its karstic phenomenons and features, and particularly for its Trebišnjica River, which flows through the polje as largest sinking river (also losing stream, or influent stream) the world, as well as the Vjetrenica cave system, located to the west/south-western parts of the valley.
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  • Great experience. Very interesting place to visit, thiw cave is among five most popular in the world. More than 200 living species in the cave, intersting stories about cave and first time mentioned i...  more »
  • Even do I live in Dubrovnik didn't know that this place is so vivid and beautiful. Mind blowing. Beautiful experience. I would highly recommend this place. 
  • Having a hot summer day? Cool yourself by examining windy and cool cave. Lots of different minerals, stalagmites and stalagtites. 
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  • A truely magnificient cave to visit. Not only the for the spectacular interior but also for this pleasant feel of a wind literally blowing You out of the entrance. One of the most beautiful caves in the Balkans. A definite must drop-in when passing nearby.
  • A breathtakingly beautiful cave, and the habitat of a very rare animal. The interiors have been slightly adapted for sightseeing.
  • Perfect, nature in all her glory. Must see
  • nice cave! you get an own flashlight and can walk without a guide. and the cave is very good.
  • Avesome! Must see before it's crowded by tourists.